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Mental Illness and Addiction

In the past, rehab therapists would see mental illness and addiction as two separate conditions. Therefore, they treated them independently from one another. However, advances in addiction medicine revealed that these conditions actually form connections. How does this understanding help you today? Understanding the Connection between Active Mental Illness and Addiction You experience depression or…

is alcoholism a mental illness

Is Alcoholism a Mental Illness?

Alcoholism is the final stage of an alcohol use disorder. It comes with many psychological and physical problems. With that in mind, some wonder, is alcoholism a mental illness? Most importantly, is there still hope for recovery? Understanding the Progression of an Alcohol Use Disorder An alcohol use disorder develops incrementally. Initially, you begin to…